12 - 21 - 2011 Local noted personality sentenced to state prison on sex charge
(LS) Larry Wise, a local noted personality & former councilman for Burnham Borough, will be spending up to 9 yrs. in state prison for sexually assaulting a teenage boy at the Burnham Fire Co. The visiting Huntingdon Co. Judge Steward Kurtz listened to both sides of the case & agreed with the jury in believing the testimoy of the victim. Wise's attorney, overcome by emotion at times, tried to convice the court of his client's true character but Mifflin Co. DA, Steve Snook, countered by saying Wise was not the victim but the teenage boy who endured much turmoil in the ordeal. An appeal to the ruling is anticipated.